1 Temporary duty (TDY). Travel Voucher Guide How to Complete the DD 1351-2. created April 2015. Thank you for your service to our nation and thank you in advance for referring to this Guide as you prepare your Travel vouchers. This How to Guide is intended for all service members and civilian employees serviced by DFAS Rome Travel Pay Services. It provides step-by-step procedures in preparing a Travel Voucher so it is pay ready upon submission. Submitting pay ready vouchers will assist us in providing you a timely and accurate payment. Defense Finance and Accounting Service Travel Pay Operations Rome, New York Instructions for completing a DD form 1351-2. The DD form 1351-2 is the primary form used to record Travel itineraries and claim expenses for government Travel .
2 As with tax forms there is a correct way to fill out the DD 1351-2, regardless of the type of Travel you are performing. The following is a step-by-step Guide to ensure that you are filling the form out correctly. The numbers listed below correspond to the numbers shown in the blocks on the DD 1351-2. Block 1: PAYMENT - Choose direct deposit, also known as Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Service members and civilian employees are required by your chain of command to use EFT for Travel . If you are an Active duty , Guard, or Reserve service member you are required to file EFT information. Login to your myPay account to set up your EFT account information. Choose Payment by Check if you are a civilian on invitational Travel orders with the government (such as a court martial appearance or medical attendant for a service member) or will, to the best of your knowledge, be traveling very rarely with the government.
3 If you are a civilian government employee or service member, please include your EFT/bank account information. SPLIT DISBURSEMENT Check the box and indicate how much of your total entitlement you would like to be paid directly to your government Travel card. If you chose Payment by Check in step 1, above that overrides this option; your entire entitlement will be paid in check form . Please make sure that the split amount adequately covers charges you've placed on your credit card. Block 2: NAME Fill in your last name, first name and middle initial. Block 3: GRADE - If you are a civilian employee, write C in Box 3. If you are a service member, write in your current rank or grade. Block 4: SSN - Please use your complete nine digit social security number.
4 We can process claims with only the last four digits on the 1351-2 when your full social security number is clearly shown on the Travel order. For civilian government employees, we can accept the last four digits on the 1351-2, provided the full social security number appears on another official government document. But, if the social security number is illegible we will return your claim. Block 5: TYPE OF PAYMENT Select TDY and Member/Employee.. Block 6a - d: ADDRESS - Your most current mailing address. If we need to contact you about changes or corrections to your Travel claim, we will do so via e-mail or telephone, but we still need your full mailing address. Block 6e: E-MAIL ADDRESS - This is EXTREMELY important.
5 Your e-mail address will be our primary means of communication in the event we have any questions about your Travel claim or corrections need to be made. Choose your primary duty or official e-mail address, an e-mail address you will access regularly while TDY and at home. Block 7: DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER AND AREA CODE - Your primary duty phone or a telephone number where you can be reached. Block 8: Travel ORDER/AUTHORIZATION NUMBER You'll find this number on the upper left hand corner of your orders, if TCS orders, or from Box 22 of your DD. Form1610. Invitational Travel orders should have this number clearly indicated on the orders. Block 9: PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS/ADVANCES - Have you received any advances or other payments for the specific TDY trip you are filing this claim for?
6 If so, write the amounts in this box. If not, or if you are unsure, leave this box blank. Block 10: FOR USE ONLY - This box is rarely used in full. Block 10d can be used to indicate annual leave taken while on TDY Travel . Please write in the dates of your leave and indicate type of leave, for example Annual Leave, 10-15 APR 2014.. Block 11: ORGANIZATION AND STATION - Write in your unit or organization name. For example, A CO, 4 BN, 5 RGT; Defense Information Systems Agency, etc. Block 12: DEPENDENT(S) Mark the unaccompanied box since TDY Travel does not authorize dependents. Block 13: DEPENDENTS' ADDRESS ON RECEIPT OF ORDERS Leave blank since dependent Travel is not authorized on TDY Travel . Block 14: HAVE HOUSEHOLD GOODS BEEN SHIPPED - TDY Travel rarely involves shipment of household goods, so this box can usually be marked No.
7 Claim storage of household goods while TCS ( Temporary change of station) separately on another DD 1351-2. Block 15a-f: ITINERARY You must fill out in chronological order. If for any reason the dates are not in chronological order, illegible or missing then you will only be reimbursed for Travel that has occurred prior to the error. For example, if the traveler mistakenly writes ARR Kandahar Afghanistan 15 DEC2014 and DEP Kandahar Afghanistan 8 DEC2014, the traveler can only be reimbursed up to Dec. 8. The traveler will have to file a corrected supplemental claim to be reimbursed past Dec. 8. Block 15a: Write only the full year in which the Travel began even when the Travel crosses into the next calendar year. For example, if your Travel began 22 Nov2014 and ended 15 Feb2015 write 2014 as the year.
8 Write in every stop to/from your Temporary duty location and home using the DEP and ARR rows to make sure you are paid correctly for all stops, including any overnight stays while en route. Also, it is imperative that you return to your permanent duty station (PDS) or home of record (HOR) by the final day on your Travel order. For example, the traveler goes TCS to Afghanistan and is authorized 270 days out. The traveler leaves the area of responsibility (AOR) on day 270 but it takes 3 days to return to his PDS. bringing the total number of days out to 273. The traveler must obtain an amendment and file a supplemental claim to be reimbursed for Travel on those 3. days. Otherwise he will only be paid for the 270 days.
9 Contact the command who issued the original orders to get the amendment. Block 15b: PLACE - Each box in this section should only have one location per box. Block 15c: MEANS/MODE OF Travel - The second page of your DD form 1351-2 lists the two-letter codes under the instructions section that indicate which form of transportation used en route. For example, code GP is Government Plane; code PA is Privately Owned Auto, etc. Block 15d: REASON FOR STOP - The second page of your DD form 1351-2 lists the reasons for stop under the instructions section. Please note that for TCS orders, the reason for stop is limited to the following: AD Authorized delay, for layovers while en route to the AOR. You are authorized up to 14 days in active duty (AD) status.
10 Beyond that, you need an amendment authorizing any additional time. TD Temporary duty , for the TD location(s) authorized in your orders. MC Mission Complete, for the date you return to your PDS or HOR. Block 15e: LODGING COST - If your trip involved an overnight stay with lodging costs for the location you wrote in block 15b and you are entitled to reimbursement for those lodging costs, write that dollar amount in the space. Also, don't forget to send in lodging receipts or a Statement in Lieu of Receipt. The receipt needs to show the following: 1) lodging name and address 2) your name 3) check-in/check-out dates 4) means of payment (VISA, Mastercard, ). 5) dollar amount with charges itemized 6) a zero balance (proof that you paid for your entire stay).